Family Drug Support Australia
Support Line: 1300 368 186
(available 24 hours 7 days a week)

FAMILY SUPPORT MEETINGS

 

FAMILY SUPPORT MEETINGS

June - September 2018

Non-religious, open meetings for family members affected by drugs and alcohol.

Open to anyone & providing opportunities to talk & listen to others in a

non-judgemental, safe environment.

Please phone facilitator (listed below) to check on dates, prior to attending.

General enquiries: FDS Head Office 02) 4782 9222

NOTE:  MEETINGS ARE NOT HELD ON PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

No support meetings in your area? Check out the new FDS Online video resource here:

http://www.fdsonline.org.au/

FDS Support Groups:

NSW - Bathurst                                     1st Thursday of the month              (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:       5 Jul

                   2 Aug

                   6 Sep

Venue:      Bathurst Base Hospital Education Centre, 361 Howick St, Bathurst

The venue is on the left of the main entrance through double doors then turn left and it's the first room on the left

Enquiries:  Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222

NSW - Blacktown                                 3rd Tuesday of the month               (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:      19 Jun 

                    17 Jul

                   21 Aug

                   18 Sep

Venue:   Odyssey House Community Services Western Sydney, Level 3, 83 Flushcombe Rd, Blacktown

Take the lift up to Level 3 & look for the Odyssey House Office around the corner

Enquiries:  Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222

NSW - Burwood                                    Every Monday                                     (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:      18 Jun      25 Jun               

                   2 Jul          9 Jul                    16 Jul                 23 Jul             30 Jul

                   6 Aug        13 Aug                20 Aug               27 Aug

                   3 Sep        10 Sep                17 Sep                24 Sep

Venue:      Burwood Council Library (Upstairs meeting room), 2 Conder St, Burwood

Enquiries:  Janet 0414 531 272 or Raewyn 0457 260 079

NSW - Byron Bay                                 This meeting is cancelled until further notice

**Call Margaret on 0427 857 092 to arrange a convenient time for 1 on 1 support**

NSW - Campbelltown                          1st Monday of the month                   (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:       2 Jul

                   6 Aug

                   3 Sep

Venue:      Odyssey House Aftercare Office, Level 2, 121 Queens St, Campbelltown

Enquiries:  Raewyn 0457 260 079 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222

NSW - Chatswood                                2nd Wednesday of the month          (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:      13 Jun

                    11 Jul

                     8 Aug

                   12 Sep

Venue:      Chatswood Youth Centre, 64 Albert Avenue, Chatswood

Parking is available directly behind the Centre or in Westfield Car Park

Enquiries:  Ann 0478 317 399 or Raewyn 0457 260 079

NSW - Coffs Harbour                           1st & 3rd Monday of the month        (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:     18 Jun

                      2 Jul                                      16 Jul

                    6 Aug                                    20 Aug

                    3 Sep                                    17 Sep

Venue:      Early Childhood Centre, 29 Park Ave, Coffs Harbour

Enquiries:  Theo 0402 604 354 or Joy 0448 526 280

NSW - Gosford                                      2nd Thursday of the month              (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

 Dates:      14 Jun

                     12 Jul

                     9 Aug

                   13 Sep

Venue:      Wyoming Community Centre, 147 Maidens Brush Rd, Wyoming

The Centre is on the left after the shops

Enquiries:  Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222

NSW - Hornsby                                     2nd Monday of the month                 (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:         9 Jul

                   13 Aug

                   10 Sep

Venue:      Hornsby Uniting Church, 24 Williams St (Corner of Frederick), Hornsby

Enquiries:  Raewyn 0457 260 079 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222

NSW - Manly Vale                                 4th Monday of the month                   (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:       25 Jun

                     23 Jul

                   27 Aug

                   24 Sep

Venue:      Pioneer Clubhouse, 2 Quirk Rd, Manly Vale

Enter from Quirk Rd off Balgowlah Rd

Enquiries:  Raewyn 0457 260 079 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222

NSW - Merrylands/Parramatta           3rd Monday of the month                  (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:       18 Jun

                     16 Jul

                   20 Aug

                   17 Sep

Venue:      Youth Off the Streets, 102 Kenyons Rd, Merrylands West

Drive through the housing estate; follow the signs to Youth off the Streets; turn left at the end; carpark is on the right.

Enquiries:  Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222

NSW - Newcastle                                  4th Wednesday of the month           (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:       27 Jun

                     25 Jul

                   22 Aug

                   26 Sep

Venue:      Adamstown Uniting Church, 228 Brunker Rd, Adamstown

Enter through the gate at the back of the church from Glebe Rd

Enquiries:  Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222

NSW -  Orange          **This meeting has changed locations. Please see the Bathurst listing.**

NSW - Penrith                                        2nd Tuesday of the month                (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:       12 Jun

                     10 Jul

                   14 Aug

                   11 Sep

Venue:      Salvation Army, 223 High St, Penrith

Entry and parking directly behind the building, next to Aldi

Enquiries:  Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222

NSW - Port Macquarie                         **This meeting is not currently running**

Please contact Pam on 0438 994 269 to discuss support in the Port Macquarie area

NSW - Randwick                                   3rd Wednesday of the month           (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:       20 Jun

                     18 Jul

                   15 Aug

                   19 Sep

Venue:      The Old Post Office, 206A Alison Rd, Randwick (Cnr of Avoca St)

Enter via the car park.  Street parking available.

Enquiries:  Raewyn 0457 260 079 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222

NSW - Sutherland                                 3rd Monday of the month                  (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:       18 Jun

                     16 Jul

                   20 Aug

                   17 Sep

Venue:      Sutherland Uniting Church, Corner of Flora & Merton Streets, Sutherland

Enquiries:  Beth 0416 078 209 or Raewyn 0457 260 079

NSW - Wollongong                              1st Wednesday of the month            (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:       4 Jul

                   1 Aug

                   5 Sep

Venue:      The Orana Centre, 2 Rawson St, Wollongong

Enquiries:  Raewyn 0457 260 079 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222

SA - Barossa Valley                             2nd Tuesday of the Month                (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:       12 Jun

                     10 Jul

                   14 Aug

                   11 Sep

Venue:      St Jakobi Lutheran Church, Lyndoch Valley Way, Lyndoch

Enquiries:  Chloe 0428 271 743  Brendan 0457 030 805 or Simon (Barossa Valley Alliance)

0439 509 207

SA - Brompton                                      Monday every fortnight                      (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:     25 Jun

                   9 Jul          23 Jul

                   6 Aug        20 Aug

                   3 Sep        17 Sep

Venue:      19 on Green, Bowden Brompton Community Centre, 19 Green St, Brompton

Enquiries:  Kath 0401 732 129 or Chloe 0428 271 743

SA - Elizabeth                                        Monday every fortnight                      (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:       18 Jun      

                       2 Jul        16 Jul                30 Jul

                   13 Aug      27 Aug

                   10 Sep      24 Sep

Venue:      DASSA Northern Service, 22 Langford Dr, Elizabeth

Enquiries:  Kath 0401 732 129  Chloe 0428 271 743 or Brendan 0457 030 805

SA - Hallett Cove                                   Wednesday every fortnight               (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:      13 Jun       27 Jun

                    11 Jul         25 Jul

                    8 Aug       22 Aug

                    5 Sep       19 Sep

Venue:      Hallet Cove Baptist Church, 1 Ramrod Avenue, Hallet Cove

Enquiries:  Kath 0401 732 129 or Chloe 0428 271 743

SA - Leabrook                                       Wednesday every fortnight               (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:       20 Jun

                      4 Jul        

                     1 Aug      15 Aug                29 Aug

                   12 Sep      26 Sep

Venue:      Knightsbridge Baptist Church Hall, 455 Glynburn Rd, Leabrook

Enquiries:  Brendan 0457 030 805 Kath 0401 732 129 or Chloe 0428 271 743

SA - Renmark                                        Last Tuesday of the month               (1:00pm - 3:00pm)

Dates:       26 Jun

                     24 Jul

                   28 Aug

                   25 Sep

Venue:      Chaffey Community Centre, 86 Nineteenth St, Renmark

Enquiries:  Brendan 0457 030 805 or Chloe 0428 271 743

SA - Whyalla                                           Thursdays monthly                             (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:       21 Jun

                     19 Jul

                   16 Aug

                   20 Sep

Venue:      To be confirmed.  Please phone Brendan or Chloe for further details

Enquiries:  Brendan 0457 030 805 or Chloe 0428 271 743

QLD - Gympie                                        1st Tuesday of the month                 (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:       3 Jul

                   7 Aug

                   4 Sep

Venue:      Gympie Community Place, 18 Excelsior Road, Gympie

Enquiries:  Devushka 0484 000 806 or Head Office 02) 4782 922

QLD - Ipswich                                        3rd Thursday of the month               (6:30pm - 8:30pm)

Dates:       21 Jun

                     19 Jul

                   16 Aug

                   20 Sep

Venue:      EACH, 24 East St, Ipswich (rear parking access via Wharf Street)

Enquiries:  Devushka 0484 000 806 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222

QLD - Maroochydore                           3rd Wednesday of the month           (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:       20 Jun

                     18 Jul

                   15 Aug

                   19 Sep

Venue:      Community Focus 3/2 Ann-Maree Cl, Maroochydore

Enquiries: Sue or Barry 0419 020 603 or Head Office 02 4782 9222

QLD - Mitchelton                                   2nd Wednesday of the month          (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:       13 Jun

                     11 Jul

                     8 Aug

                   12 Sep

Venue:      Picabeen Community Centre, 22 Hoben St, Mitchelton

Enquiries:  Krystal 0484 002 178 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222

QLD - Nerang                                         1st & 3rd Monday of the month        (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:       18 Jun

                   2 Jul          16 Jul

                   6 Aug        20 Aug

                   3 Sep        17 Sep

Venue:      Girl Guides Hall, 40 Ferry St Nerang

Enquiries:  Devushka 0484 000 806 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222

QLD - Northgate                                    1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month      (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:       19 Jun

                   3 Jul          17 Jul

                   7 Aug        21 Aug

                   4 Sep        18 Sep

Venue:      Northgate Meeting Room, Northgate Hall, Corner Scott & Ridge Sts, Northgate

Enquiries:  Krystal 0484 002 178 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222

QLD - Paddington                                1st Monday of the month                   (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:       2 Jul

                   6 Aug

                   3 Sep

Venue:      Paddington Hall Annexe, 10 Moreton St, Paddington

Enquiries:  Krystal 0484 002 178 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222

QLD - Redcliffe                                      1st Wednesday of the month            (6:30pm - 8:30pm)

Dates:       4 Jul

                   1 Aug

                   5 Sep

Venue:      Lives Lived Well, Level 1, 3 Violet St, Redcliffe

Enquiries:  Chrissie 0484 002 181 or Krystal 0484 002 178

QLD - Redland Bay                              Last Tuesday of the month               (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:        26 Jun

                   31 Jul

                   28 Aug

                   25 Sep

Venue:      The Cage Community Centre, 882 German Church Road, Redland Bay

Enquiries:  Devushka 0484 000 806 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222

VIC - Bendigo                                        4th Wednesday of the month           (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:      27 Jun

                     25 Jul

                   22 Aug

                   26 Sep

Venue:      Olinda Centre, 8 Olinda Street, Bendigo

Enquiries:  Sally 0421 831 067 or Debbie 0448 177 083

VIC - Chadstone                                   Thursday every fortnight                   (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:       21 Jun

                   5 Jul          19 Jul

                   2 Aug        16 Aug                30 Aug

                   13 Sep      27 Sep

Venue:      Link Health and Community, 94 Batesford Rd, Chadstone

Enter the park off Batesford Rd opposite Woonah St

Enquiries:  Debbie 0448 177 083

VIC - Ferntree Gully                              Tuesday every fortnight                    (6:30pm - 8:30pm)

Dates:      12 Jun        26 Jun

                    10 Jul         24 Jul

                    7 Aug       21 Aug

                    4 Sep       18 Sep

Venue:      Knox Community Health service, 1063 Burwood Hwy, Ferntree Gully

Enquiries:  Kelly 0431 993 621 or Debbie 0448 177 083

VIC - Footscray                                     Thursday every fortnight                   (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:      14 Jun        28 Jun

                      2 Jul         26 Jul

                    9 Aug       23 Aug

                    6 Sep       20 Sep

Venue:      Co-Health Building, 215 Nicholson St, Footscray

Enquiries:  Debbie 0448 177 083 or Anne 0408 384 518

VIC - Frankston                                     Tuesday every fortnight                    (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:       19 Jun

                   3 Jul          17 Jul                  31 Jul

                   8 Aug        22 Aug

                   5 Sep        19 Sep

Venue:      Frankston Community Health Centre, 2 Hastings Rd, Frankston

Enquiries: Tracy 0413 710 238 or Debbie 0448 177 083

VIC - Geelong                                        Wednesday every fortnight               (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:       20 Jun

                   4 Jul          18 Jul

                   1 Aug        15 Aug                29 Aug

                   12 Sep      26 Sep

Venue:      The Swanston Centre, Corner Myers & Swanston Sts, Geelong

Enquiries:  Kevin 0487 949 745 or Debbie 0448 177 083

VIC - Hawthorn                                      Wednesday every fortnight               (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:      13 Jun       27 Jun

                    11 Jul         25 Jul

                    8 Aug       22 Aug

                    5 Sep       19 Sep

Venue:      Access Health and Community, 378 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn

Corner Kent St.  Enter via the back door behind the building in Kent St

Enquiries:  Debbie 0448 177 083

VIC - Mornington Peninsula              Monday every fortnight                      (6:30pm - 8:30pm)

Dates:       25 Jun

                   9 Jul          23 Jul

                   6 Aug        20 Aug

                   3 Sep        17 Sep

Venue:      The MCOC Community House, 18 Pitt St, Mornington

Enquiries:  Debbie 0448 177 083 or Sally 0498 077 676

Non - FDS Support Groups:

ACT - Canberra                                     Wednesday every fortnight               (5:30pm - 7:30pm)

**Please call to confirm actual dates**

Venue:      Compass Directions ACT, Level 6, Cosmopolitan Centre, Bowes Street, Woden

Enquiries:  Switchboard 02) 6132 4800

WA - Mandurah                                     Every Thursday                                 (10:00am - 11:30am)

 

Venue:      South Metropolitan Community Drug Service, 22 Tuckey Street, Mandurah                             

Enquiries:  08) 9581 4010

STEPPING STONES COURSES

 

STEPPING STONES COURSES

(Unless indicated, the course runs over 2 consecutive weekends)

www.fds.org.au

Contact the facilitator (listed below) OR Head Office for more information. Ph: (02) 47829222

NSW - Rozelle                                                                                                                                                    (9:30am - 4:00pm)

                                                                                        Dates: 16-17 June 2018

                                                                                                                              &

                                                                                                     23-24 June 2018

Venue:  Rozelle Neighbourhood Centre, The Hall Room, 756 Darling St, Rozelle NSW

Entrance via Denison St

Enquiries:  Liz 0417 429 036 Head Office 02 4782 9222

QLD - Yeronga                                                                                                                                                      (9:30am - 4:00pm)

                                                                                        Dates: 23-24 June 2018

                                                                                                     **1 Week Break**

                                                                                                           7-8 July 2018

Venue:  Yeronga Services Club, 391 Fairfield Rd, Yeronga

Enquiries:  Dom 0419 689 857  Head Office 02 4782 9222

SA - Unley                                                                                                                                  (9:30am - 4:00pm)

                                                                  Dates:  28-29 July 2018

                                                                                               &

                                                                                4-5 August 2018

Venue:  SACOSS (SA Council of Social Services), 47 King William St, Unley

Marjorie Black Community Room – Entrance via Young St

Enquiries:  Brendan 0457 030 805 Head Office 02 4782 9222

QLD - Toowoomba                                                                                                                                           (9:30am - 4:00pm)

                                                                                        Dates: 4-5 August 2018

                                                                                                     **1 Week Break**

                                                                                                           18-19 August 2018

Venue:  Unara Room 1, Toowoomba Hospital, 154 Pechey St, South Toowoomba

Enquiries:  Chrissie 0484 002 181 Head Office 02 4782 9222

NSW - Coffs Harbour                                                                                                                                        (9:30am - 4:00pm)

                                                                                        Dates: 18-19 August 2018

                                                                                                                              &

                                                                                                           25-26 August 2018

Venue:  C.ex Coffs Ex-services, 2-6 Vernon St, Coffs Harbour

Northside Room - private room opposite road from main building entrance

Enquiries:  Theo 0402 604 354  Head Office 02 4782 9222

QLD - Gympie                                                                                                                                                       (9:30am - 4:00pm)

                                                                                        Dates: 25-26 August 2018

                                                                                                                              &

                                                                                                           8-9 September 2018

Venue:  Gympie Community Place, 18 Excelsior Road, Gympie

Enquiries:  Devushka 0484 000 806 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222

SA - Murray Bridge                                                                                                                                            (9:30am - 4:00pm)

                                                                                        Dates: 8-9 September 2018

                                                                                                     **1 Week Break**

                                                                                                     22-23 September 2018

Venue:  To be confirmed

Enquiries:  Brendan 0457 030 805 Head Office 02 4782 922

NSW - Port Macquarie                                                                                                                                      (9:30am - 4:00pm)

                                                                                        Dates: 15-16 September 2018

                                                                                                           &

                                                                                                     22-23 September 2018

Venue:  To be confirmed

Enquiries:  Theo 0402 604 354 Head Office 02 4782 9222

 

STEPPING FORWARD INFORMATION SESSIONS

 

STEPPING FORWARD INFORMATION SESSIONS

Session 1 - Stage of Change and 'Balance Pole'

Session 2 - Effective Communication

Session 3 - Alcohol and Other Drug Information

Separate modules can be provided for - Treatment and Recovery, Boundary setting and Dealing with Conflict,

ICE presentation, Engaging with families workshop.

Each session runs for approximately 2 hours and are open to the public.

Cost: Free (Donations welcome) unless specified otherwise

Bookings are essential

For Bookings or to make enquiries, please phone the facilitator listed against the relevant session or Head office

(02) 4782 9222.

26th May 2018

BATHURST, NSW

Venue: Panthers Bathurst, Boardroom,
            132  Piper Street, Bathurst
          
Modules:
- Alcohol & Other Drugs Information
  
Contact: Julie 0400 113 422
9:30am - 12:30pm 
28th May 2018

WYNNUM WEST, QLD

Venue: Gunda-Pa, 20 New Lindum Road,
            Wynnum West
 
Modules:
Alcohol & Other Drugs Information
  
Contact: Krystal 0484 002 178
3:00pm - 5:00pm
29th May 2018

UPPER MOUNT GRAVATT, QLD

Venue: Westfield Garden City, Library
              Meeting Room, Cnr Kessels Road,
            Upper Mount Gravatt
 
Modules:
Effective Communication
   
Contact: Krystal 0484 002 178
7:00pm - 9:00pm
29th May 2018

TOOWOOMBA, QLD

Venue: Lives Lived Well,
              63 Neil Street, Toowoomba
 
Modules:
Effective Communication
   
Contact: Chrissie 0484 002 181
6:30pm - 8:30pm 
31st May 2018

ADELAIDE, SA

Venue: Centacare, 45 Wakefield Street,
              Adelaide
          
Modules:
Stages of Change & Balance Pole
   
Contact: Chloe 0428 271 743
6:00pm - 8:00pm
5th June 2018

CAIRNS, QLD

Venue: Novotel, 122 Lake Street
               Cairns
          
Modules:
- Stages of Change & Balance Pole
   
Contact: Chrissie 0484 002 181
4:00pm - 6:00pm
5th June 2018

CAIRNS, QLD

Venue: Novotel, 122 Lake Street
               Cairns
          
Modules:
- Effective Communication
   
Contact: Chrissie 0484 002 181
6:30pm - 8:30pm
6th June 2018

CAIRNS, QLD

Venue: Novotel, 122 Lake Street
               Cairns
          
Modules:
- Stages of Change & Balance Pole
   
Contact: Chrissie 0484 002 181
6:30pm - 8:30pm
7th June 2018

ADELAIDE, SA

Venue: Centacare, 45 Wakefield Street,
              Adelaide
          
Modules:
Effective Communication
   
Contact: Chloe 0428 271 743
6:00pm - 8:00pm
11th June 2018

STRATHPINE, QLD

Venue: Pine Rivers Probation & Parole
            Level 1, 199 Gympie Road
                Strathpine
          
Modules:
- Effective Communication
   
Contact: Chrissie 0484 002 181
6:30pm - 8:30pm
12th June 2018

NERANG, QLD

Venue: Girl Guides Hall, 40 Ferry Street,
                Nerang
          
Modules:
Stages of Change & Balance Pole
   
Contact: Devushka 0484 000 806
6:30pm - 8:30pm
14th June 2018

ADELAIDE, SA

Venue: Centacare, 45 Wakefield Street,
              Adelaide
          
Modules:
Alcohol & Other Drugs Information
   
Contact: Chloe 0428 271 743
6:00pm - 8:00pm
19th June 2018

NERANG, QLD

Venue: Girl Guides Hall, 40 Ferry Street,
                Nerang
          
Modules:
Effective Communication
   
Contact: Devushka 0484 000 806
6:30pm - 8:30pm
23rd June 2018

DUBBO, NSW

Venue: Dubbo RSL Club Events Centre,
            Cnr Brisbane & Wingewarra Street,
            Dubbo
 
Modules:
Alcohol & Other Drugs Information
  
 Contact: Julie 0400 113 422
9:30am - 12:30pm
26th June 2018

NERANG, QLD

Venue: Girl Guides Hall, 40 Ferry Street,
                Nerang
          
Modules:
Alcohol & Other Drugs Information
   
Contact: Devushka 0484 000 806
6:30pm - 8:30pm

OTHER EVENTS

 

OTHER EVENTS

 
Annual Remembrance Ceremony 21st July at 6:00pm
 
Venue - Ashfield Unting Church, 180 Liverpool Rd, Ashfield
 
Watch this space for updates on other events.
 

Harm Reduction Australia (HRA)

HRALogo

Australia’s first national harm reduction organisation for individuals committed to reducing the health, social and economic harms potentially associated with drug use - Harm Reduction Australia (HRA) – was launched on Thursday the 26th of November at Parliament House in Canberra.

For more information, please visit the HRA website:

www.harmreductionaustralia.org.au